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The National Institution for Clinical Excellence (NICE) produces clinical guidelines and also technical appraisals, many of which have reference to the practice of Nuclear Medicine. To visit the NICE websiteclick here.

The BNMS are stakeholders in NICE guidelines which contain nuclear medicine recommendations. Below are the consultations that the BNMS have been and currently involved in:


Acute Chest pain of Recent onset

Acute Coronary Syndromes

Acute Kidney injury: prevention, detection and management

Advanced breast cancer:diagnosis and treatment

Atrial fibrillation: management

Barrett's Oesophagus - ablative therapy

Brain Tumours

Breast cancer (early): diagnosis and treatment

Breast Cancer (Advanced)

Breast Cancer (Early) Trastuzumab

Caesarean section

Cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract

Chemotherapy in Lung Cancer

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis

Chronic Heart Failure in adults in adults

Chronic kidney disease: assessment and management (update)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s: diagnosis and management

Crohn's Disease

Colorectal and anal cancer

Colorectal Cancer Quality Standard

Colorectal Cancer Guideline

Children and young people with cancer

Chronic heart failure in adults

Chronic fatigue syndrome / Myalgic encephalomyelitis

Chronic Kidney Disease

Coeliac disease in adults

Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

Dementia (update 2019)

Diabetes type II update

Diabetic Foot Problems: inpatient management

Diagnostic Services


Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and treatment

Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s

Epilepsy the diagnosis and management of epilepsy in children and adults

Epilepsy Update

Everolimus and sunitinib for treating unresectable or metastatic neuroendocrine tumours in people with progressive disease

Gastro-oesophageal reflux in children

Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (unresectable, somatostatin receptor-positive) - lutetium-177 dotatate

Haematological cancers

Head and Neck Cancer

Hip Fracture

Hip Fracture Quality Standard


NICE guideline on Hyperparathyroidism (primary): diagnosis, assessment and initial management

Improving outcomes for people with sarcoma

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Joint replacement (primary): hip, knee and shoulder

Liver DiseaseLiver Disease

Low back pain

Low back pain and sciatica in over 16s: assessment and management

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Lung Cancer: diagnosis and management

Lung Cancer in adults

Metastatic spinal cord compression

Metastatic malignant disease of unknown primary origin

MI:Secondary prevention

MI with ST-segment elevation

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Neonatal Jaundice

Neutropenic Sepsis

Osteoarthritis: care and management

Osteoarthritis in Adults

Osteoporosis fragility fracture

Osteoporosis - primary prevention

Osteoporosis - secondary prevention

Parkinson's disease in adults

Patient experience in adult NHS services (QS15)

Pulmonary Embolism

Prostate Cancer

Psychosis and Schizophrenia in adults 

Renal and ureteric stones: assessment and management

NICE Renal and ureteric stones (QS 2020) (QS195)

Renal replacement therapy and conservative management

Rheumatoid arthritis in adults

NICE Rheumatoid arthritis in over 16s

Rheumatoid Arthritis Quality Standard



Sedation in infants, Children and Young People

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Colorectal Metastases in the Liver

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for Primary liver cancer

Service user experience in adult mental health services (QS14)

Skin Cancer

Skin tumours including melanoma

Stable Angina

Stable Angina Quality Standard


Surgical site infection

Suspected Cancer

Thyroid disease

Ulcerative Colitis

Unstable angina and NSTEMI

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Urinary tract infection in children

Upper GI Bleeding

Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing (2019)

When to suspect child maltreatment

Ovarian Cancer

Oesophago-gastric cancer

Parkinson's Disease

Prophylaxis against infective endocarditis

Prostate Cancer

Referral for suspected Cancer

Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing


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